Zerg2905

Zerg2905

Joined on Aug 24, 2011

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"That is not a plane. It's a planet..." :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 19:17 UTC as 7th comment
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alexzn: this is one of the iconic images of the WWII. It may not be so popular in the West but it is rather well known in Russia. Depite all the poor taste sniping on DPR this is a real piece of history. Khaldei, Baltermantz and other Soviet war photographers left behind a treasure trove of powerful images documenting a titanic event of the 20th century. Have some respect (maybe a hopeless cause at DPR forums these days).

The worst thing is bias. Leading to the "collective blame". Sane people will always choose an ice cream over a rifle. In each and every country. Fortunately, sanity prevailed, so far. My post was not related to the dance at all, that's ok, nothing to comment on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:46 UTC
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alexzn: this is one of the iconic images of the WWII. It may not be so popular in the West but it is rather well known in Russia. Depite all the poor taste sniping on DPR this is a real piece of history. Khaldei, Baltermantz and other Soviet war photographers left behind a treasure trove of powerful images documenting a titanic event of the 20th century. Have some respect (maybe a hopeless cause at DPR forums these days).

I went to Berlin two weeks ago. It is now a wonderful city. Learn from the past (because, again, the only thing you cannot fix is the past), look to the present / future, try to make it better. Nazism and Communism destroyed the World once each, extremism and fundamentalism are destroying the World today - maybe we can do something about these. At least we can try.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 08:33 UTC
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alexzn: For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:
http://baltermants.com/#/

BTW, Khaldei's photo was later retouched to remove one of two watches the soldier wore on his hands (evidence of looting which was widespread amend the victorious Red Army soldiers.

Yep, the only thing you cannot fix is the past.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 04:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

4k, the name of the game. But, what if, what if, 21:9 aspect ratio would have been included? 4k is marketing, cinema work is 21:9... 2.39/2.40:1... My take. Otherwise, nice work from Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 22:16 UTC as 65th comment
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Black Box: My grampa was a vynil records collector for 5 decades. His collection comprised thousands of records and was worth A LOT of money. But when the CD arrived, he bought a CD player and loved the crunch-free sound. When MP3 and AC3 arrived, he embraced those as well.

For a long time, I thought that the only people who cling to an old technology are those who are simply too lazy to learn or too dead to want to. But recently I realized something.

30 years ago creative photography was an exclusive art accessible only by those "chosen" who had The Equipment. They were the elite that could do "magic". Then digital photography arrived and all of a sudden the magic was in everyone's hands!

The dethrowning was painful. And THIS is the manifestation of that pain. Both for Kodak and for the photographer.

I'm sorry for your loss.

I agree. Some items were exaggerated for didactic purposes in my post. Shooting bw film is still fun, anyway, because of the reasons you mentioned. And sometimes the prints are very good. Special note: I am NOT a nostalgic. Progress is welcomed. Always.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 08:47 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1095 comments in total)

Got Platinum Award from DPR? What, no?! OK, wake me up when it does. Zzzzzz....etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 165th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)
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Donnie G: As nice as the RX100 III is, its most drool worthy impulse buyer's feature, that pop up EVF, will wind up making more enemies than friends for Sony. Why? Because it's not idiot proof. The pop up EVF is the one feature that the new owner is going to want to play with and show off the most, and it's also the thing that will suffer the most abuse and break, or, will be the culprit that constantly drains the battery due to being left in the up/on position. When this happens to enough owners, there will be a revolt, and Sony will get blamed for the operator errors of those owners. This is an easy prediction to make based on what I've seen even experienced photographers do to their new toys. Now imagine that pop up EVF being operated by the casual user, or, dare I say it, your teenagers. Idiot proof? Not! :)

@ Shamael: you're right and, no joke, there are Nikons and Canons out there with... 800k - 1m actuations. Yeah, that's right: 1000000...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)

I think I should visit an ophtalmologist: to my eyes, in the studio scene, RAW, ISO 6400, G1x Mk II does a better job. So, with proper editing, the images might be on the very usable side. But that's just me. And the Canon is also more expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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Black Box: My grampa was a vynil records collector for 5 decades. His collection comprised thousands of records and was worth A LOT of money. But when the CD arrived, he bought a CD player and loved the crunch-free sound. When MP3 and AC3 arrived, he embraced those as well.

For a long time, I thought that the only people who cling to an old technology are those who are simply too lazy to learn or too dead to want to. But recently I realized something.

30 years ago creative photography was an exclusive art accessible only by those "chosen" who had The Equipment. They were the elite that could do "magic". Then digital photography arrived and all of a sudden the magic was in everyone's hands!

The dethrowning was painful. And THIS is the manifestation of that pain. Both for Kodak and for the photographer.

I'm sorry for your loss.

@ Black Box: "only people who measure...thousands...etc.". Whaaat?! My Rega RP1 was about 200 EUR, the phono stage (M1 from MF) about 900 USD, and the amplif (Yamaha S-500) plus speakers (Monitor Audio BX-2) about 950 USD. The Goldring 1042 was 250 EUR. So, roughly, 2000 EUR. Now, compare this with my 5DIII+24-70 II+70-200 f/2.8 II (to give a smple of digital photo equipment). In my opinion, you should reconsider that "only" part. Yes, I will buy something better in the future, but right now I am quite satisfied with this (and btw I also have a BDP9700 for the blu ray audio part, so I can compare the DTS Master HD sound).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
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Black Box: My grampa was a vynil records collector for 5 decades. His collection comprised thousands of records and was worth A LOT of money. But when the CD arrived, he bought a CD player and loved the crunch-free sound. When MP3 and AC3 arrived, he embraced those as well.

For a long time, I thought that the only people who cling to an old technology are those who are simply too lazy to learn or too dead to want to. But recently I realized something.

30 years ago creative photography was an exclusive art accessible only by those "chosen" who had The Equipment. They were the elite that could do "magic". Then digital photography arrived and all of a sudden the magic was in everyone's hands!

The dethrowning was painful. And THIS is the manifestation of that pain. Both for Kodak and for the photographer.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Hi there, there is an interesting part, however: audiophiles are using vinyl, and the turntables just got better than ever... You simply cannot "copy" that sound, I can tell you. The same for film: I use both 5DIII/7D, but I have saved precious family moments using an EOS 3, a Voigtlander and a Pentax MZ (in 2014!!!), so... Keep Walking! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 08:33 UTC
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Zerg2905: I am not in the target audience for these. Sorry. Cheers! :)

Oh, just woke up. Oh, this unpleasant hangover: Thor is always right. And this, and his/her post, it is not related with alcoholism. There are other (significant) pathologies out there, you know... And, yes - Cheers! :) P. S.: Cheers again!

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)
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Zerg2905: EF 11-24 f/2.8 L IS USM or nothing... Cheers...! :)

1-500 will do, too. But f/0.5, come on, that's easy... Cheers! :) :) :)

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

EF 11-24 f/2.8 L IS USM or nothing... Cheers...! :)

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 05:38 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (635 comments in total)

Pro-Sony separatists should organize a referendum. And separate from the outdated Canon tech. Forever. And ever. Cheers! :) :) :)

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 14:15 UTC as 60th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (635 comments in total)

Dpreview is not TIPA. And Sony is not Canon. And Apple is not Samsung. People still buy Apple. Lovely. Cheers! :)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 20:40 UTC as 81st comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

That price is for Titanium. Not Aluminium. My take. Cheers! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 14:28 UTC as 640th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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GaryJP: About two years ago, these comment pages and forums were full of people saying the G 1 X had issues, that it would not be popular, it would not sell well, the price would drop "any day now", it would be an evolutionary dead end, and Canon would not make a Mk II.

Well, wrong on all counts, and in my town if you don't get to stores within half an hour of delivery the camera is sold out.

Now the critics may start pontificating that there will never be a G1 X Mk III, and the Mk II won't sell, and will soon drop its price.

Genau! Looks good. Cheers! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 17:29 UTC

I am not in the target audience for these. Sorry. Cheers! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 19:50 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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Lloyd709: Should be called World Photoshoped Awards!

And World B----cks Awards. Others can win something, too... Cheers! :) + :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
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